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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

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20th birthday celebrations boosted by £10 million of contract wins for construction business

One of Scotland’s fastest growing construction firms, Ashwood Scotland, is revealing a series of contract wins as the firm prepares to formally celebrate its 20th birthday next month. Contracts totaling £10 million have been secured with a range of clients including City of Edinburgh Council, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Zoo and National Records of Scotland. On behalf of the Council the Bathgate-based firm, which has grown to over 70 staff, will undertake works at three of Edinburgh’s primary schools. These briefs have been awarded following the commencement of major works at West Register House – home to the National Archives – in Edinburgh’s Charlotte Square.  This project will include a careful restoration of the external fabric and iconic copper dome. Meanwhile, similar heritage projects have been completed at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and The University of Edinburgh’s prestigious Old College campus. “Since starting out in a single person office 20 years ago, we have turned over in excess of £100 million and completed over 400 projects,” says managing director, Archie Meikle. “This latest set of contracts is testament to the quality of our staff and workmanship and we are excited by our plans to further grow and develop the business.” Ashwood have also just commenced the construction of a purpose-built enclosure for giraffes at Edinburgh Zoo which follows on from the completion of a new facility for the giant pandas. “Building at Edinburgh Zoo has been a privilege but also extremely challenging due to working in a live zoo environment,” added Mr Meikle. Saturday saw 160 guests, including all staff and their families, attending a BBQ and party hosted at Dundas Castle on the outskirts of Edinburgh to mark the firm’s 20th birthday by.

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